Conclusion: Obesity and its prevention in the 21st century

David Crawford, Kylie Ball, Robert W. Jeffery, Johannes Brug

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The case for a preventative approach to the obesity epidemic is compelling. Obesity poses what is arguably one of the most significant threats to population health that is currently faced. The data presented in this book highlight just how common obesity has become in children and in adults across the globe, and how it impacts disproportionately on the poor. This chapter presents a summary of the discussions in the preceding chapters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationObesity Epidemiology
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Aetiology to Public Health
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191595097
ISBN (Print)9780199571512
StatePublished - Sep 9 2010

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  • Obesity control
  • Obesity epidemic
  • Obesity prevention
  • Population health


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